Heidi Klum is statuesque, but she isn't one to stand still for long. The supermodel and television producer sold her gated Brentwood estate for $24 million in an all-cash deal that closed in 29 days.
The Italian-style mansion was built in 1999, more than a decade before the occasional actress and serial home remodeler bought it in 2010 with her then-husband, R&B singer Seal, for $14.2 million.
The 12,300 square feet of living space, renovated by Klum to model-home perfection, was fitted with such one-of-a-kind features as a domed library with a massive bookcase from Napoleon's country retreat in France.
There are living, family and dining rooms, a butler's pantry, a den, an office, a projection room, a temperature-controlled wine room, eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. French doors throughout the house open to patios and terraces.
Rose gardens, lawns, a koi pond, hiking trails and an infinity-edge swimming pool and spa make up the 8.5 acres of grounds. Views include the ocean, nearby canyons and cityscape.
The pristine villa was her family home.
When the property went up for sale, listing agent Lynn Teschner of the Agency was deluged with inquiries from around the world, particularly from Germany, where Klum has a large fan base. The mansion was in escrow in four days.
Fran Flanagan of Coldwell Banker represented the buyer.
New drumming pad in Venice
Drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has snared a new pad in Venice for $2.755 million.
The boxy contemporary, a project of Wylan/James Development, makes the most of the long narrow lot with 25-foot ceilings in the dining room and 11-foot ceilings throughout the rest of the house. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls open to take in the ocean breeze as well as natural light.
Reclaimed wood wraps around a fireplace that serves as a partition between the living and dining rooms. Some 2,800 square feet of living space includes a den/office, three upstairs bedrooms and four bathrooms — plenty of room for congas and cowbells.
The yard has a fire pit.
Smith, 52, is considered one of rock's top drummers. Besides the Chili Peppers, he plays with Chickenfoot and his Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats. He has recorded with Kid Rock, Johnny Cash and John Fogerty, among others.
Smith also owns a home in Malibu.
Mark Kitching of Partners Trust was the listing agent. Elizabeth LaGrua of Nourmand & Associates represented Smith.
It's a wrap in Los Feliz